I came across a Japanese site called Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator. What on earth? Well, what you can do is upload any photograph (very easy to do) and then all you do is click 'convert,' and it makes your photo look, it claims, 100-150 years old! It's a bit of fun, and it's free. Have a go here. You can select Japanese or English.
I'm thinking back to about a year ago (can't believe it's gone so unbelievably fast) when I was making the final preparations for my wedding (our wedding), which was on 25th January 2008. What a busy time it was! I insisted on doing just about everything and had a clear picture in my mind of how I wanted things to be. I have to say, that this really paid off as it was such a fabulous day and ran so smoothly. It really pays to concentrate on little details that some people might overlook or see as unimportant. These are what I feel made it extra special. Memories memories...and here's my little bridesmaid/daughter. She did such a good job.
Whilst browsing on Domino, I fell in love with the outdoor space of this house. I know it's a rather summery image, but anyway...the house belonging to Carina Schott of Nochalant Mom boutique looks really inviting.
Yes please to the hammock. I have always wanted two trees evenly spaced to house a hammock in my garden. Now whether I would actually lie in it I do not know.......
And here's a picture of the interior. What I like best here is the positioning of the windows. Look at how they're spaced...and the small ones at low level. Yes please!
I'm thinking of going down the wallpaper route.....nothing particularly original about that, I know! I'm really into this wood effect paper though, by Wayne Hemmingway for Graham and Brown and think it might be just what husband and I are looking for to put up on the wall behind our bed.
I'm constantly redesigning spaces in my mind, and at the moment I'm thinking about my daughter's bedroom. We have a box room that I imagine a lot of people would be put off by, considering its tiny proportions. Me however, I see it as a fantastic little mega-storage-creating project/challenge (for my husband)! Think built in storage, built in bed, drawers, desk, the works. Everything a little girl (and her mum) could wish for...and how easy would it be to keep tidy? I love this bedroom found in Living etc. The bed (above) is just what I have in mind.
I also adore this nursery by Will Meyer (found in Domino magazine). I love the dark wood panelling and use of the arco lamp (available from the Conran Shop). Best start saving!
Perfect for sharers. Found on desire to inspire blog.
Whilst reading a homes magazine last year, a house tour led me to this rather wonderful site. I love this mid-century style home, and the great thing with it is that the majority of furnishings and accessories inside it are for sale......hence the name Showhome! There are some real mid century design classics to be found here, as well as some more contemporary pieces. Showhome are also responsible for regular Mid-Century.Modern and Kids.Modern shows, held at Dulwich College SE21 7LD; full of inspirational and stylish products. My little family will certainly be at the next one.
I was recently a very lucky lady and was whisked away for my 30th birthday by my lovely husband and daughter to Paris. This city in a bag from Muji was the clue to my surprise. We had a fantastic time and Paris was just beautiful. My miniature city is now displayed on top of our piano.
A very good friday morning to everyone. It's dull, cold and looking very unappealing outside. I have my small person home from school with an ear infection, so we're staying in front of the fire and going nowhere. A knitted aron blanket would be a very welcome addition to accompany us in our snuggling on this chilly friday.